I picked up Brooke's Book's Trixie the Hallowe'en Witch for my Friday Frolic and didn't do too well. I've done all the DMC and now have the Kreinik. I didn't have any of the charted Kreinik so I took the time to convert them to DMC metallics which I have quite a collection. The Fuchsia looks great in her eye mask but then I started on the black in her hair. It just doesn't cover well or look sparkly at all. So I guess I have to bite the bullet and buy the Kreinik. I will probably try the other colours first in case I need to order those too.
I'm stitching her on 28 count tan evenweave rather than the perforated paper because money. But I will stitch the accessories on the paper so they won't be floppy or fray when I cut them out to attach them. Good compromise. I have the whole collection of ten witches so the paper can be used for them all over time.